5 Unique Malaysian Escapes

Malaysia is an exciting and multifaceted travel destination. This Southeast Asian country has two major regions: Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. If you’re planning a trip to Malaysia, hotels the country can have been established reputable international chains which can provide the highest levels of comfort and travel convenience. These are five unique Malaysian destinations you might not have thought of.

1. Sepang

Chinese temples, the Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum, the stunning Malacca River, and the atmospheric Jonker Street are all must see places in this traditional and diverse district. Chinatown and Melaka Town Square are some of the most popular destinations for tourists. Only half an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, Sepang is a great base for business and leisure travellers seeking to experience the authentic Malaysia.

2. Penang

With a strong Chinese community, Penang offers a range of delicious local delicacies in the form of hawker stores and home-style restaurants. The state is also home to world heritage architecture, the famous Batu Ferringhi beach, flea markets with great bargains, and modern supermalls for keen shoppers. As with Doha hotels or hotels else where, Penang has a range of accommodation options to suit any budget.

Penang is, of course, world famous for its wonderful regional hawker style dishes. Don’t miss an opportunity to try authentic Penang dishes such as Char Koay Teow, Penang Laksa, and Nasi Kandar, Assam Laksa, Penang Nasi Kandar, Hokkien Mee, and Lobak.

3. The Cameron Highlands

For tea connoisseurs, no trip to Malaysia would be complete without a trip to the most famous tea plantations in Malaysia. The hinterlands are where travellers can sip tea at the numerous cafes, gaze out over rolling hillsides brimming with green crops, and enjoy a traditional lunch or dinner at the excellent restaurants.

The Highlands are around 85km from Ipoh and 200km from Kuala Lumpur. Covering an area roughly equivalent to Singapore, the Highlands are also the highest point in Malaysia accessible by road. Enjoy the fresh air with a walk, take a rainforest tour, and taste the steamboat, which is a popular local dish.

4. Sabah and Sarawak

The eastern state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneau is home to Mt. Kinabalu (the second highest in Southeast Asia), which has easy walking trails. You can see orangutans in their natural habitat, go for a spot of snorkelling or diving, and enjoy the abundant and fresh local seafood.

Sipadan is great for diving, while if you’re keen on connecting with the wildlife, visit Sepilok, which is home to a famous orang-utan sanctuary. Turtle Island Park is a wonderful park situated on three islands devoted to turtle conservation.

The Poring Hot Springs are popular with travellers after some rest and relaxation, where you can soak in pool of hot spring water.

5. Taman Negara

Tama Negara National Park is the largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia. The park is well know for its untouched rainforest and wildlife. Trekking, tracking elephants, night walking safaris, and kayaking are all popular activities. Endao Tompin is the place for fishing.

Travellers may also like to climb the Bukit Teresek, which is a relatively easy walk, or take a 4WD safari tour to see the nocturnal animals from the comfort of a vehicle.

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